Thursday, November 22, 2018

Port strike brings travel chaos across South East

August 11, 2015 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

A strike at the French port of Calais has led to travel chaos, with Eurostar services cancelled and part of the M20 motorway being closed. Ferries are stuck at Dover and lorries have been parked on the M20 in Kent, waiting for services to resume. The strike, which has now finished, led to suspension of […]

Product Tanker Hijacked off Indonesia

August 11, 2015 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

A product tanker was hijacked by a group of armed pirates while underway off Indonesia. Around 15-25 pirates armed with pistols boarded the tanker some 62nm North of Pulau Uwi, Indonesia, International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) piracy reporting center informed. Once on board, the pirates took the crew hostage and robbed their belongings. The group fled […]

Gener8 Maritime Enters Tanker Scene

August 11, 2015 by  
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Crude oil tanker operator General Maritime Corporation and Navig8 Crude Tankers Inc have completed their merger to create Gener8 Maritime, a U.S.-based provider of international seaborne oil transportation services. Under the deal, Navig8 Crude merged with a newly-formed subsidiary of General Maritime and became a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Maritime. General Maritime was renamed Gener8 […]

Maritime Clusters the Way to Go for EU

August 11, 2015 by  
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Commissioner Karmenu Vella By forging connections between science, education and business, maritime clusters can help maintain a strong and sustainable maritime sector in Europe which is essential for Europe to have a strong economy. This was the key message that Commissioner Karmenu Vella, responsible for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, shared at a meeting of […]

Canada Invests in Shore Power Infrastructure at Ports of Montreal and Quebec

August 11, 2015 by  
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The government of Canada has set aside new funding for the installation of shore power infrastructure at the Port of Quebec and the Port of Montreal. The shore power infrastructure will be installed at Quebec’s Pointe-à-Carcy cruise terminal, with an estimated cost of around CAD 13.5 million. The government of Canada will provide up to […]

Chevron Hits Anchor Oil in GoM

February 10, 2015 by  
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Chevron Corporation has announced a significant oil discovery at the Anchor prospect in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Anchor is Chevron’s second discovery in the deepwater Gulf in less than a year. “The Anchor discovery, along with the previously announced Guadalupe discovery, are significant finds for us in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. We had […]

KOGT Hits Kongsberg Profit

February 10, 2015 by  
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Norway’s Kongsberg has reported a profit after tax of NOK 32 million in Q4 2014, down from 375 million in the same period last year. The company has also posted a preliminary profit for the year after tax of MNOK 880, compared to last year’s MNOK 1 225. Namely, Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies KOGT […]

Reef Subsea Goes Under

February 10, 2015 by  
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Norwegian offshore wind and oil & gas services player, Reef Subsea, has filed a bankruptcy petition to Bergen District Court despite company’s efforts to restructure and cut costs in order to stay afloat in today’s challenging market. The company, established in February 2010 and 100% owned by Stavanger-based company HitecVision, is likely to be Norway’s first […]

Allseas to Rename Pieter Schelte

February 10, 2015 by  
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Dutch-Swiss offshore company Allseas has reportedly decided to change the name of the largest ship in the world Pieter Schelte. Despite years of criticism, Edward Heerema has until now refused to change the name of the 382 meter long and 124 meter wide Pieter Schelte, whose construction started in 2007 and cost €2.4 billion. A […]

The Port of Sunderland is 300 years old. Historically it was a hugely important contributor to the prosperity of the City playing a central role in the coal and shipbuilding industries.

February 10, 2015 by  
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Recent investment and developments, together with significant political and commercial backing from the City Council, mean that the Port is once again central to Sunderland’s economic future. The mood amongst the management team and the businesses based at the Port is positive. Not only are the companies involved in more traditional cargoes enjoying resurgence at […]

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